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... to the bottom of the cliffs. The Germans sat on top of the cliffs with machine guns, just blasting away at the Americans. Men did survive, though - one of them is on the tour with us. Andy Anderson came ashore at Omaha beach, survived and is still living. (We have two veterans on the tour with us).
We didn't get back to the hotel until 8 pm, had a quick supper and are exhausted. Thankfully, tomorrow will be a shorter day.
... out in a u-shaped room; upon entering the room, you are handed an audio device that tells the story depicted on the tapestry. it is very timely as you walk slowly along listening to the story and the details of the pictures - while it is continuous, there are 57 "segments" that are numbered above (on the tapestry itself) that allow you to keep up with the narrative. It was easier to understand the pictures than it was the hieroglyphics we saw in Egypt. So, what is the story ...
... defeated party.
After we had made our steaks we ate outside, only to be soon accompanied by the same cat that had intruded into our abode. Initially oblivious to its attendance of our dinner, we were quickly made aware of its presence after my dad made the mistake of feeding it part of his steak. From that point, the cat would jump up on our laps, claws extended, attempting to get at more of our dinner. The rest of our meal ...
So here we are, my bucket list day. I've been planning this day for a year. I get a whole day to drive all over Normandy to see the D-Day sights. Now it's raining again. I thought with a one year notice God would've gotten the memo. So here I am, day planned, major disappointment. Going anyway. Probably only chance I'll ever have. Donna will probably have enough monuments by 10:00 anyway. Not the old churches however. These have really ...
I knew today would not be good given M woke us up at 6.30 far too early but necessary as we had to get to Le Harve in time to catch those ferry to Portsmouth. Left the camp at 8.30 the earliest yet. We set the GPS to avoid the toll roads as 40e does take it out of the spending money. We went through several villages but didn't have time to stop for our usual morning coffee.
Went through a Tudor style village - middle ages ...